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Lock those doors

By lmclaughlin
Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 3:48 pm in Crime, Lamorinda, Orinda.

In Orinda, residents are tempting fate by leaving their doors and windows unlocked.

Orinda Police
Wednesday, Feb. 28
n BURGLARY — Someone entered a home on Scenic Drive through an unlocked door between 10:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., and ransacked the master bedroom, the guest bedroom and the den. The loss was about $7,000.
Friday, March 2
n DRUGS — Police stopped a 19-year-old Lafayette man for driving violations at 7:10 p.m. at Moraga Way and Southwood Drive. A strong odor of marijuana came from the car, and officers found a bag of marijuana weighing 2.3 oz. The man was arrested.
Saturday, March 3
n CAR THEFT — Several thefts were reported from unlocked cars. At 7:26 a.m., an Overhill Road resident reported the theft of $92 worth of belongings from an unlocked car. At 6:52 a.m., a Tara Road resident reported finding a purse in the driveway. Police determined it belonged to a woman across the street, who said she had left it in her unlocked car. At 7:30 a.m., an Overhill Road resident reported items stolen from an unlocked vehicle. At 7:37 a.m., a Davis Road resident reported that someone stole an iPod, a cell phone, wallet and gym bag from an unlocked vehicle.
n THEFT — A Charles Hill Road resident reported at 1:12 p.m. that in the last two weeks, someone had stolen the top left side of his gate, a copper and wood piece worth more than $400.
n DAMAGE TO GATE — Orinda Intermediate reported at 12:56 p.m. that someone burglarized the school, causing $2,520 in damage. Officers did recover missing property.
n VANDALISM — Miramonte High School reported at 11:02 a.m. that someone broke into a maintenance building by prying wood from the door. The suspects took a golf cart and drove it around behind the school. It was heavily damaged, possibly from rolling down a hill. Damage was about $1,500.

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